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“Ismay Store, John, his wife and the two boys, Robert and Gene. The store has HELPED many Navajo families since it's establishment. The entire Ismay...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bitanni's Claw Silas - Aneth, UT

“We often stopped in to buy snacks from Robert and Eugene. It was always a treasured treat to see what he had stocked on the shelves. It was the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ceder Cinders - cortez, CO

“I visited with Robert (and Eugene) at the store several times beginning in the late 1970s until the store was closed. In the early 2000s, I conducted...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sally J. Cole - Dolores, CO

“To Robert Ismay Family, I have many memories of stopping at Ismays Store, coming from or going to East McElmo. You always knew that there...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: DIXIE VEACH-FOUTZ - CORTEZ, CO

“So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He was a very special one of a kind man. He was a man of few words and a big heart. Robert, Gene and Uncle Joe...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Wallace - Maxwell, NM

“We are so sorry for your loss, and I will certainly miss Robert, We would visit there with him and Betty. Loved how emotional he got when he would...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lloyd & Liddie Rose - Dolores, CO

“Please accept our sincerest condolences. There are no goodbye's wherever you are, you will be remembered. Thank you for your help while at Ismay...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kimberly Lansing and Family - UT

“Sending our sincere condolences with prayers of healing and hugs. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Leonard Jr. & Georgiana Begay - CO

“Seems like once upon a time ago, but I can say your 86 years on earth was well appreciated by all of us neighboring Navajos that live near Ismay...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nelson Morgan - Aneth, UT

“R.I.P Robert. You were always so kind to us when ever we stopped by for bubble gum, peanuts, and soda. You were a great friend to our entire family....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lenova Burton - Salt Lake City, UT

ROBERT ISMAY Graveside services for lifelong Cortez resident Robert Ismay will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 3 at Cortez Cemetery. Robert was born September 15, 1930 in Cortez the son of John Harvey and Eleanor (Heffernan) Ismay. He passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Vista Grande Inn at the age of 86. Robert graduated from Mancos High School and then went on to Western State College where he graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. Robert served his country in the United States Army for two years and then spent eight years in the Army Reserve. Robert thoroughly loved to collect items. Surviving Robert are his sister, Laura Hatch of Hatch, Utah and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his siblings, Joe Ismay, Raymond Ismay, Eugene Ismay, Anna Wallace, Louise Bein, Irene Negro, and Dorothy Davis.

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